AFRINIC celebrates IPv6 World Launch

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AFRINIC, and the world, is celebrating the launch of IPv6 today, Wednesday, 6 June 2012. We have lined up speakers from across Africa to offer insights into what it means to Africa and the world. AFRINIC has teamed up with ISOC and the Internet community for the launch of IPv6. The event starts at 1100hrs UTC (3pm Mauritius Time).

The speakers will be:

  1. Adiel Akplogan – Chief Executive Officer, AFRINIC
  2. Dr. Dawit Bekele – Regional Bureau Director for Africa Internet Society (remotely)
  3. Hisham Ibrahim – IPv6 Manager - AFRINIC
  4.  Mme Ndéye Maimouna Diop Diagne – Chair, AFRINIC and ICT Director, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and ICT, Republic of Senegal (remotely)
  5.  Janvier Ngnoulaye – IT Manager, Institute for University Digital Governance (IGNU)
  6. Trilok Dabeesing - Director of IT, Information and Communication Technologies Authority, Republic of Mauritius (remotely)
  7. Fiona Asonga - Chief Executive Officer, Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya/ Kenya Internet Exchange Point
  8. ISOC chapters in Africa

To participate remotely please:

  1. Go to: Isoc webex (;;;UID=0&PW=NYWEwZjE0MDU2&RT=MiMzNA%3D%3D)
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: africa
  4. Click "Join".

To join the audio conference only


Online voting platform launched

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We are pleased to announce that we have now opened our e-voting platform for a wide member test. The online voting process was earlier postponed in order to allow the system to be further interrogated by the community before using it for real Board elections.

Although a lot of time and effort has already gone into AFRINIC’s endeavour to integrate the e-voting system into MyAFRINIC, there is need to subject it to further tests to ensure it was well understood, sufficiently transparent and secure to be used in all confidence. The system is now released in our member portal for a wide-scale test.

Please take time to look through the e-voting document and participate in the test to ensure the system works, and that it can contribute to making the election process transparent and effective. You can look at the announcement on the online voting on this page. You can also access the document on online voting at voting.pdf.

Do not hesitate to send us your feedback or contact us for support at: myafrinic-admin [at] afrinic dot net


AFRINIC Elects New Board Members

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As a result of the Elections for Board seats 5 & 6 that took place on Friday 18 May 2012 during the AFRINIC-16 Public Member & Policy meeting, we are pleased to announce the appointment of the following candidates to the AFRINIC Board:

  1. Paulos Nyirenda (Malawi) and Mark Elkins (South Africa) respectively as Primary and Alternate Directors from the Southern Africa region.
  2. Badru Ntege (Uganda) and John Walubengo (Kenya) respectively as Primary and Alternate Directors from the Eastern Africa region.

The new Board members will serve for a term of three years starting 01 July 2012. We congratulate the new Board Members and wish them success in their new roles. On behalf of the Election Committee, we would like to thank all the other candidates who stood for this election. Their interest to serve the community is highly appreciated.

Finally our sincere appreciation goes to the Elections Committee and its Chair for their superb performance in coordinating the process.


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